Kshatriya(redirected from Shatriya)
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A member of the second highest of the four castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for upholding justice and social harmony, and including people in governing and military positions.
Of or relating to the caste of Kshatriyas.
[Sanskrit kṣatriyaḥ, from kṣatram, rule, power.]
(Hinduism) a member of the second of the four main Hindu castes, the warrior caste
[C18: from Sanskrit, from kshatra rule]
Kshat•ri•ya(ˈkʃæ tri ə)
n., pl. -yas.
a member of the Hindu royal and warrior class above the Vaisyas and below the Brahmans. Compare Shudra.
[1775–85; < Skt kṣatriya]